Sunday, June 8, 2014

EXPLORING THE NYC BOTANICAL GARDENS

Over the weekend my husband and I hopped on the train to New York's Penn Station, walked to Grand Central Station and hopped another train to the NYC Botanical Gardens. The 250 acres of beautiful grounds are located in the Bronx. They are truly a tranquil piece of paradise in the middle of the city.

 I really wanted to explore the "Groundbreakers" exhibit comprised of the works of women that were famous garden designers and garden photographers. The exhibit is open from May 17- September 7th.
These women were leading in their fields. The work they did helped elevate the quality of life for many  others across America through landscapes, their photos and writing. They are inspirations to us all.

We were a bit late to see the beautiful Azalea Gardens as they were nearly over their blooming stage, however, we were able to see the gorgeous orchid display inside the Thekla E. Johnson Orchid Rotunda.

Here are some of the photos we took as we toured the grounds.







If you have a chance to visit the NYC Botanical Gardens, and I highly recommend it, plan on spending the better part of day walking the grounds. You may stroll on your own or take one of the daily tours. There is also a tram that will take you through the acres and acres of beauty!

Wishing you a beautiful Day!

Kathleen